Souvenirs and Other Stories releases on June 15th. Through the book’s launch period, we’ll be giving away free prizes on Twitter!
New prizes will be offered each week (spoiler alert: most prizes will be books).
To enter, simply Tweet something about Souvenirs and tag @ConiumReview in your Tweet. This should be a real Tweet that helps spread the word about Souvenirs. You could share a links to our website, Goodreads, Amazon, or whatever. Maybe share a picture. Come up with a jingle. It’s your choice, but make sure your post showcases at least five seconds of actual effort.
Most of the time, one Tweet will count as one entry. However, if we really like your Tweet, we may arbitrarily award you a bonus entry!
You may also increase your odds of winning by Tweeting more than once, but please space out your Tweets over several days. Do not spam. Seriously. Nobody likes spam.
And if we find out that you’ve created fake accounts to boost your odds of winning, you’ll be disqualified. Our prizes are just books, so relax. It’s not like you’ll be winning a million bucks. No need to cheat here.
We’ll make a numbered list of each entry and then roll a d20 or use a random number generator or something. If you’re a winner, we’ll contact you on Twitter and ask for your mailing address. We’ll only mail printed books to winners in the United States. If you live internationally, we can offer free digital copies instead.
Vol. 2, No. 1 contributor, William Cass, was the fiction winner for his short story, “Contrition,” in Terrain.org’s recent writing contest, judged by Luís Alberto Urrea.
Caitlin Scarano‘s piece, “Pitcher of Cream,” is the winner of The Conium Review‘s 2015 Flash Fiction Contest, judged by Laura Ellen Joyce! This year’s finalists were Ashley Hutson, Gary Joshua Garrison, Emily Kiernan, Ari Laurel, Marsha McSpadden, and Jan Stinchcomb. An honorable mention goes to Kitsune Hirano.
Laura said that Caitlin’s story “was haunting and beautiful and every word was chosen with care.” She went on to say “The story felt complete: a whole world in a few hundred words. The chilling ambiguity of the missing children and the unreliability of the narrator made this a perfect flash fiction.”
Caitlin Scarano is a poet in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PhD creative writing program. She was a finalist for the 2014 Best of the Net Anthology and the winner of the 2015 Indiana Review Poetry Prize, judged by Eduardo Corral. She has two poetry chapbooks. This winter, she will be an artist in residence at the Hinge Arts Residency program in Fergus Falls and the Artsmith’s 2016 Artist Residency on Orcas Island.
Caitlin will receive a $300 honorarium for her winning piece and a copy of the judge’s latest book, The Luminol Reels. You’ll get to read Caitlin’s winning flash fiction piece on Saturday, December 19th when it goes “live” on The Conium Review Online Compendium. The story will also be made into a broadside or micro-chapbook for distribution at the 2016 AWP Conference in Los Angeles. Caitlin will be on-site to sign copies for AWP attendees.